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This article at Democracy Now illustrates how the media is covering all the bases, going everywhere to clear its reputation as purveyor of fake news after the beating it got from the public for demonstrating during this presidential election cycle that they are nothing but publishers of propaganda. Amy Goodman is working with them to save the credibility of the corrupt media by attacking Trump for ‘attacking’ the “lying media”.
Amy Goodman, who has suffered in her own skin the media barons and the government punishing ‘alternative’ journalists, seems to have been coerced into bending over to defend the Bezos and Murdoch and Slim’s barons of the media.
Instead of using the opportunity to denounce the media, she joins in the effort to cleans their corrupted souls. You don’t have to agree with Trump, just use his own propaganda to show the truth about the media. But that’s asking too much from the zombie left.
Amy Goodman interviews Robert Reich, who is thoroughly offended by Trump’s cojones to call the WaPo and the media purveyors of propaganda. She tells us who Reich is:
“Robert Reich, who served as labor secretary under President Bill Clinton. Reich, who now teaches at University of California, Berkeley, has emerged as one of Donald Trump’s most vocal critics. He recently wrote a piece headlined “Trump’s Seven Techniques to Control the Media.”
I read the article happily anticipating Amy engaging in a powerful indictment of the ‘presstitute’ media, but not such luck. Au contraire, I got another heartburn by reading how the pseudo-leftist media is a tool of the big media conglomerate. Prove me wrong.
I’m giving you this quote from the article, and warn you not to look for Amy correcting this guy’ statements, for you won’t find any corrections:
that is designed to undermine the credibility, in the public’s mind, of anything that The Washington Post might publish. It is an absurd allegation. There is no reason to believe that the Post‘s reporting turns upon Jeff Bezos’s concern about Amazon and any antitrust issues. But, you see, by creating this kind of conspiracy theory or this kind of paranoid notion about the press and planting it in the public’s mind, the public, or at least a portion of the public, is led to think that anything that The Washington Post, or another paper whose credibility the president-elect tries to undermine, says is [not] justified or is [not] true. And again, that is terribly dangerous in a democracy.
How dare ANYONE undermine the credibility of our media? Reich went to Amy to help him protect the crashing credibility of our media conglomerate.
How dare ANYONE question the credibility of our media, the same one that lied to the public on behalf of Bush and Cheney to “plant in the public’s mind” the idea that we had to invade Iraq because of the WMD?
And finally, how dare ANYONE question the credibility of the media that gave us Trump by engaging in the practice of character assassination against Hillary Clinton and the 24/7 coverage of the fictitious emails scandal that caused a significant part of the public who trust the WaPo and the NYT to not vote for her, costing her the presidency?
As I commented in my previous posts, that coverage of the emails was tantamount to a premature coup d’etat. They were getting the bed ready to have Hillary Clinton impeached for the emails had she won the elections. But the FBI jumped the gun, and they got her before she set foot on the White House.
But don’t expect Amy Goodman to mention any of this. She agrees with Reich that Trump is ‘vilifying’ poor Bezos and the media.
There is no discussion in the article about the idea that the owners of our media conglomerate, elitist billionaires themselves, have good reasons to lie to the public, mainly to protect their class interests from the ‘deplorable masses’, the ‘angry voters’ who are threatening to put their heads in a pitchfork.
There is no discussion either of how Trump is playing a game for the deplorables, pretending to hate the media, just as he pretended to hate the globalists but is filling his cabinet with the biggest and most corrupt of them. Trump may be lying, but he is not lying about the media as propagandists; he knows them because he uses them for propaganda.
Those who know the media shouldn’t be attacking him for ‘attacking’ the media. Use the opportunity to unmask the media, not to protect its corrupted soul.
Maybe my post about the theatricals between Trump and the NYT pretending to be at war can help you read between the lines when he ‘attacks’ the ‘lying media’.
Jeff Bezos owns the Washington Post; nothing of political weight can be printed without his approval. That’s a fact, and inability to recognize it or willingness to ignore it is the result of the public having been trained to not question the intentions behind the information the owners of the media conglomerate feed them daily.
Under the guise of ‘journalism’, The WaPo published today Sari Horwitz’ article The attorney general could have ordered FBI Director James Comey not to send his bombshell letter on Clinton emails. Here’s why she didn’t. It’s about covering up what amounts to a premature coup d’etat, not only against Hillary Clinton, but against the people of this nation, by the FBI, the Department of Justice and those who are yet to be uncovered.
It bears mentioning that Horwitz, a WaPo award-winning journalist, was found guilty by the WaPo of plagiarism in 2011.
Her article today is nothing but opinion passing as information. Its goal is to exonerate FBI Director James Comey in the public’s eyes for a behavior that was, without a doubt, politically motivated. The public knows it was, Bezos and Murdoch and Carlos Slim know it too; they often stated, after him releasing the now infamous emails letter to Congress, that Comey “must have known the repercussions of his actions”.
That’s why Comey is protected by a wall of media articles exonerating and casting him as a ‘well intentioned’ ‘worker’. If it is found that he acted out to influence the outcome of the elections, it would implicate many more people in what amounts, again, to a premature coup d’etat. For, remember, he is not just any ‘worker’, he is the director of the FBI. And we all know the first image the word FBI conjures in our minds is the opposite of political honesty.
One example of stealthy opinion passing as fact to exculpate Comey and the Justice Department:
But Comey and Lynch repeatedly underestimated how much their actions would reverberate in a closely contested presidential race.
How did Horwitz arrive at the conclusion that these two highly intelligent politicized bureaucrats “underestimated” their actions, and not that their actions were politically motivated? It seems an innocuous assertion from her part, and many readers would not take notice of the opinion being fed as fact. That’s the problem: it is not an innocuous assertion. It was written to manipulate public opinion about the players’ intentions in this must horrific case of collusion between the media owners spewing their propaganda and the cover up of the political crime.
Horwitz said the following as if agreeing with Comey, never questioning whether the director’s present or past behaviors confirm or put in doubt his self-perception
Into that vacuum stepped Comey, an FBI director who prides himself on having a finely tuned moral compass that allows him to rise above politics.
Comey’s sense of obligation to Congress was the key factor driving his decision.
When journalists and media editors want to cast blame on any one, politician or not, whether deserved or not, they don’t go pussy footing around it: They charge the person with the crime and repeat their verdict enough times as to making it become a fact. And when they want to exculpate some one, they tend to succeed. This is the verdict in favor of the Director of the FBI:
Comey’s sense of obligation to Congress was the key factor driving his decision.
There you have it. It is a an opinion; he acted out of ‘duty’. Keep moving folks, there’s nothing else to see here.
When Comey did his disreputable deed a week before the elections, The WaPo was not the only one to come to Comey’s defense. There was, and continues to be, consensus and agreement by the owners of the media in casting Comey as a good FBI worker caught in the jaws of party politics, and in particular, in Hillary’s ‘web of deceit’, which is how they characterized her involvement in the scandal. You can google Comey and this is what you get:
Comey a Good Man, But He Made a Serious Mistake
Comey’s unintended consequences…
Of course, Hillary Clinton was cast throughout the campaign as dishonest and corrupt by choice. When it came to cast the blame on the outcome of the elections, Comey was a victim, and Clinton lost because, well, she had to.
For one, why are Democrats making Comey the scapegoat when their own presidential candidate was disliked by 56 percent of the population? WaPo’s Cilliza
Comey is “the scapegoat”, and the public shouldn’t complain about manipulations of their democratic process by the media or by a cabal of politicians acting behind the curtains. The message there is simple: We the media told you that Clinton is disliked even more than Trump; that’s a fact and shut up.
Of course, Hillary won the popular vote by almost three million votes more than Trump. The public didn’t want Trump, but the message, even after the facts, the MYTH is that the public didn’t like her and Trump is the people’s choice.
It is the curse of mass of humanity that it can be manipulated at will by a handful of powerful men.
I don’t see how this is going to change any time soon.
For the moment, Comey is the good guy and “scapegoat”. Hillary is the evil doer. Trump is El Duce.
Enjoy your bizarro life.
Words that matter in current political events: Consolidation of power, cracks in the elites’ wall, one-party nation.
It is impossible to get a clear picture of current fights for political power without putting the pieces of news together, for our only source of information is the media news.
But we read the news as trained to read them: As today’s news, not yesterday news. The public receive the news as discrete pieces of information, and the least connections or relationship between the pieces the readers find, the most successful the propaganda is.
The CEOs of the media conglomerate (it means here the Bloomberg’s, the Murdoch’s and Bezos, the Mexican national owner of the NYT, Carlos Slim, among others) they all present the public with the same picture about our current political environment: it’s all about the GOP against Trump, or Trump against the GOP. They NEVER mention or discuss the divisions between the conservative and the globalist elites
The true power struggle in our nation’s politics is between the globalists and the conservatives of assorted ideological flavors, warring for control of our government.
Up until this presidential election, the globalists happily controlled our government, politics and politicians from behind the curtains, hidden from the public’s eyes. For this they have always counted on the Myth of the businessman as political outsider, not interested in politics but in making money. This myth creates a physical distance between the little people and them oligarchs: The little ones see each other and the paid politicians, but not the hands moving their nation behind the curtains.
That explains in part why the conservative masses (and poor Sandernsnistas) identify with Trump; they see him as the politically uncorrupted and ‘outsider’ businessman. But the media conglomerate fed that image to the public throughout the campaigns. Yes, he was lewd and immoral, but they never accused him of being a corrupt billionaire elitist. That would be akin to calling the attention on themselves as a class.
The most valuable personality trait, the one the media conglomerate made sure, day in and day out, you don’t forget, is that Trump is a businessman. Without it there’s no magic. The public then makes the subconscious association (trained by years of propaganda), an ‘outsider’, and the media reinforces the ‘correctness’ of the association.
All of the above also explains the “angry voters phenomenon”. They want to tear down “the establishment”, by which they mean the political parties and the old politicians in it. They are not against globalism or capitalism, they are against politicians who don’t throw them a bone. That’s the way it has to be, according to the oligarchs; politicians are paid patsies. As long as the elite is invisible, the little people sees only corrupt politicians enacting the policies that benefit the oligarchy.
And that is how we arrived at the 2016 presidential elections cycle.
Donald the chameleon: Ditching the paleo and wearing the ‘future’
The Donald is cypher to the public, that’s how he likes it. He is anything he needs to be according to the times and situations surrounding him. The man is on for himself, his only alliance is to himself and his family. He will do whatever he needs to do to get you to do his bidding. He was a democrat until he wasn’t, he was paleoconservative until he became globalist. He was pro-abortion and non-religious until he courted the fanatic religious right. It’s called shameless opportunism
Right now, he is doing the globalist bit. He has to because he is no loser. Who has the most power and the most money on this planet? “We the people’? Paleos like McCain, Rubio or Cruz?
Conservatism, paleo or third-way, is old fashion. Hey, I’m not the one saying it.
Roy Bailey, a Texas-based insurance executive who also gave to Rubio’s presidential campaign, said he backs Tillerson. The resistance to Tillerson, he said, “sounds like old politics to me as opposed to a new way of thinking.”
Rex Tillerson is the globalist in charge of globalist corporation ExxonMobile, its CEO. It doesn’t get more globalist than that. And per Bailey, opposing Tillerson = opposing globalism, which is a modern ideology compared to ‘paleo’ conservatism, which looks to the past.
But the ‘new way of thinking’ is not what you imagine. To be sure, the article doesn’t tell us what Bailey means by it. You have to use your political acumen to read between the lines the meaning of those words.
The new way of thinking is using Trump’s pseudo-populism graft the globalists’ cream de la cream directly into the branches of power in our government. It is a take-over of government by the globalist elites. The new way of thinking is putting aside the fears Trump engendered in the globalists and join him in a new America: a fascist America led by a new El Duce, a populists who can control the masses.
Anyway, that quote up there announces that with Trump, globalists won. They are the new kid on the White House.
Putin wins: Conservatives bow to globalist money
We see the triumph of the globalists, not only in Trump filling his cabinet with them, but in that every GOP paleocon is bowing to the king. I doubt anyone reading this would disagree with that assessment. It is so evident I don’t need to dwell on it.
But the globalists coup is painstaking; the rest of the conservatives are wishing and waiting for the best offers to switch sides. It’s a matter of time, but the offers are flying off the shelf like Wal-Mart’s prices.
At the start of the week, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) [anti-globalist] seemed bent on opposing the nomination of Rex Tillerson for secretary of state…By the end of it, Rubio had heard directly from former vice president Richard B. Cheney.
Robert McNair, a Texas-based GOP donor who gave $500,000 to a super PAC supporting Rubio for president, said he plans to call the Florida senator to coax him to back Tillerson.
Tillerson boosters enjoy direct lines of communication to Rubio
What are the chances that Rubio, under that heavy pressure, will put his conservative values above half a billion dollars, and in the process disappoint the hand that feeds him, McNaire, the guy who got him that money for his super Pac? I bet no chances.
After Trump officially tapped Tillerson on Tuesday, Rubio released a statement saying that he has “serious concerns” about his nomination, but will work to “ensure he receives a full and fair but also thorough hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.”
These old fashion conservatives have no money, but they have dreams of power. Globalists’ money can make those dreams come true.
“Anyone who knows Marco well, and I’m one who does, knows foreign policy is his first, second and third interest,” said George Seay, a Texas-based Rubio donor. “I think Marco will plant his flag in that area.”
As I said above, the paleoscons are waiting in line for their turn to join the Trump magical ride. Paul rand is ready to support globalist Tillerson.
Paul said he has “an open mind” on Tillerson.
As you can see, this article gives you a picture of what is going on behind the ‘we the people’s back. A fight for the powerful cabinet position between globalists and conservatives. It’s not the GOP vs Trump. Is globalist, with Trump, Cheney and ExxonMobile vs the GOP conservatives.
Putin is a sign, a symbol the conservatives give the public to distract from the real issue with Putin: that globalists want to continue doing business with him openly and officially, as part of the function of government, and paleocons don’t want globalism. It’s not about Putin rigging the elections, but Dick Cheney and his globalists must fight that false narrative about Putin. So you hear them praising Putin as peace lover and defeating the “Obama criminal Syria policy”.
Expect the GOP’s old conservatives changing turning their hatred of Putin into loving-everything-Putin. The hacking of the elections? If I were Hillary Clinton, I would take a long vacation to Sweden or some place away from here. The masses are still chanting “lock her up”; the oligarchs will have no problem feeding her to the masses if it takes the pressure and attention off themselves
The new way of thinking: the one-party USA
This is a globalists’ coup, and they need to take control of the government openly immediately if they are to survive.
One reason is that they know, once they start fleecing the people of this nation, Trump won’t be able to charm his populist deplorables and Sandersnistas into obedience. Also, all of them, and specially Trump, know that he doesn’t have the support of the people; he didn’t win the popular vote. Trump is not the people’s president; he is the politicians’ president. The politicians in the electoral college will confirm this once they ratify their will over that of the people.
It is an imperative for the globalists to take control of the government, so don’t expect for it to happen haphazardly. These people have been working on this since before Trump won. The time is ripe for a one-party nation. The Democratic Party is dying, poisoned by the so-called third-way conservatives, the one who speak the leftists lingo because they are anti-globalists. But as we are seeing, anti-globalists are being bought by the globalists.
This is the bells tolling for the DNC, this could not have happened without planning:
Amid outcry, N.C. GOP passes law to curb Democratic governor’s power
…the Republican-controlled North Carolina legislature has passed changes that would severely limit the incoming Democratic governor’s power.
“The destruction of the Democratic Party and creation of a truly progressive political movement is the only hope for black America.” Black Agenda Report
“The destruction of the Democratic Party” has been the goal of the so-called third-way conservatives. These are the conservatives who sound like leftists because they speak the anti-globalism lingo. These conservatives have aimed at the banishment of the Dem Party since the elections, joining the pseudo-leftist at Counter Punch and other online ‘leftist’ magazines in their misogynistic attacks on HC and the party as her ‘tool’ for doing ‘evil deeds’.
Bernie Sanders is helping them in the destruction of the party. While he was running on it, he never stopped casting the party as ‘old’ and in need to be ‘reformed’. Now that the elections are over, he joined these third-way conservatives to push the electoral college voters to elect a REPUBLICAN! Kasich.
The globalists need every government agency, and zero opposition at home. The two-party system is an obstacle for obvious reasons. Not much that is happening since Trump took the presidency has not been previously planned. The globalists have been busy working their international connections, and as evidence I give you the Taiwan incident. You see, the media conglomerate can’t avoid giving the truth in their news, they give you true facts; it is up to you to recognize them and put the pieces of the political puzzle together. The Taiwan incident was cooking since at least 2015. See my post Trump’s Taiwan Connections
There is an ongoing battle to control our government between conservatives and globalists. I have said it since the primaries, and gave you as evidence that globalists are winning the article about Dick Cheney coming out to support Trump. As I said then, Trump doesn’t have to worry about lacking experience running a government; Cheney and Bush Jr. and that despicable bunch of humanity has his back. They are counseling him, they are guiding him to create a wall of generals in key government positions to militarize the nation when the real switch from democracy to fascism happens.
It will all start the day Trump is sworn in as president.
In a recent post I mentioned that the lying media (MSM and pseudo-leftist) refuses to publish opinions recognizing the now calamitous internal divisions and political war of the elites against each other: the globalists and conservatives of all flavors – neocons, paleocons, third-positioners conservatives, and everything in between.
The problem is: ‘we the people’ are the ones who will be spilling their blood after Trump is crowned king of the paleoconservatives.
Trump as the heroic outsider, not the ruthless paleocon
On the contrary, the owners of the media, Bezos, Murdoch, Carlos Slim (NYT), etc., who are involved in that war of the elites, have given us, since the primaries to today, the myth of the billionaire businessman as political outsider. They know that Trump has long been a paleocon, and even if they didn’t, they know and can recognize a paleoconservative political position when they see one. There is no space for these media CEOs to claim ignorance of either the ongoing war of the elites or of Trump’ side on that war: they are crusaders for their own faction in that war.
Why hide the elites’ intestine strife
They hide it from the public because the elite is clear that it is a war among themselves, that ‘we the people’ is not part of the elite and should not take any part in their war except as live ammo.
The warring sides, all of them, use the media to weaponize the ‘civilians’ against each faction. The ‘opinions’ in the media that pass as ‘information’ are nothing but propaganda to manipulate the citizens’ emotions into supporting/rejecting the different factions. That’s one of the political functions of the media, to manipulate the masses’ opinions.
Who are the warring factions?
For ‘we the people’, this is probably the most important aspect of that internal fight between the elite. If we can’t recognize the various members of the elite and the side they are taking, then we will continue to be peons on their chess board, with no say except ‘yes, my Lord‘.
But the dishonest media has made it extremely difficult for citizens to recognize the many warring sides. It hides behind the cult of personality the political interests of elite groups. All we see is Trump being attack by so-and-so, maybe a battle between the GOP ‘establishment’ against Trump (not against paleos but against him, the populist leader) with no specification of which of the various factions of that group is involved in the attacks.
The ‘establishment’ now is anybody who is not in Trump’s camp: globalists and non-paleoconservatives, with ‘Hillary Clinton and the Democratic establishment’ as the most “evil” representative of that generic ‘establishment. The conservatives want to demolish the Democratic party and are using the pseudo-left to do the job. More on this later.
Orwellian newspeak in reverse
Another element that makes it difficult to recognize the different pieces that form the whole of the elite is language. I wish it were ESL but, no; it is the manipulation of political language.
The elite (globalists, but conservatives more than them) uses the same political concepts of ‘liberals’ and, more significant, the leftists’ old Bolshevist political dictionary.
Thus you read paleos and ‘third-positionists’ talking about “the lying media” (Trump and his paleos) and “the presstitute media” (Robert Craig Roberts and the ‘third-positionists in the leftists media – Counter Punch, e.g.), about “greedy Wall Street capitalists” and “anti-American-anti-humanity globalists”, just to name a few examples. These are the expressions of an angry mass of people, furious because they feel oppressed by globalists, big corporations and Wall Street. What this mass of people doesn’t realize is that the conservatives have the same enemy; but that doesn’t make them friend of the masses, does it?
The dishonesty resides in speaking and presenting themselves as liberals and leftists when their elitist and conservative goals are in exact opposition to the people’s. They publish their opinions in pseudo-leftists magazines, attracting with their anti-globalist verbiage the unsuspecting readers. That’s how Trump ended up as the modern El Duce; by pretending to be the enemy of the people’s enemy. Job well done!
What passes today as the American Left is not leftist at all; it is the conservative third-positionists speaking anti-globalism, anti-capitlalism, and anti-oligarchy. The Left doesn’t exist anymore.
…and the left-wing (to the extent that one still exists)… Paul Craig Roberts
Sorry, The Nation.
Next: Tasting the different conservative flavors: paleos, third-positioners, neocons.
Humanity can’t expect to improve its lot when it places its hopes in immoral ‘leaders’.
That was me who said that. In all seriousness, though, that’s the predicament we all find ourselves on this planet: Who will we choose as our global leaders?
The USA has always pride on being the ‘shining beacon of hope of the world’, the example to be followed towards a society of free, wealthy and healthy men and women and children. The example we have given the world today is of how to achieve the opposite.
All over the world there are now politicians imitating our first lewd president in all his immoral regalia. That’s the first of three signs of the end of American exceptionalism.
(That word, “opposite“, is significant in describing where humanity is heading to; I use it through out this post.)
Trump’s example didn’t happen serendipitously. Nations are in a state of collective chaos, politically, economically, morally…Trump is the most egregious evidence that this is the condition in the USA too. Americans have always seen themselves as apart from the rest of the world, haven’t they?
But they have officially joined the rest of the planet in its maddening race to the bottom of the cesspool. Trump’s followers, including the zombie American Left who supports him, say that the appalling conflict of interest of him mixing his personal business with that of running our government, is not big deal.
Anyway, that chaos has been slow-cooking for the last 50 years, and the master cook’s name is Globalism.
The American consumers eating this cook’s garbage elected the Apprentice guy to do their job for them, to tell the GOP’s members who didn’t support him “You are fired”. Poor things; they have no contact with reality except through ‘reality TV‘.
I italicized “GOP’s members’ because his followers are not complaining about him filling his cabinet with ultra-right wing Wall Street and globalists men; the opposite of what they elected him to do.
Despite the above, the ‘end of American exceptionalism’ comes courtesy of the globalists, not of Trump or the deplorables. They own this orange mess; they know it too. That’s the second sign of the end of our claim to ‘exceptionalism’, that the globalists know they gave us the Trump virus that sickened this nation and, effectively, destroyed the ‘exceptional’ image.
Continuing with the ‘cooking’ metaphor, our master cook, Larry Summers, knows exactly what’s wrong with his recipe:
Donald Trump’s rise goes beyond his demagogic appeal. It is a reflection of the political psychology of frustration – people see him as responding to their fears about the modern world order, an outsider fighting for those who have been left behind.
And they see the disintegration that accompanies global integration, as communities suffer when big employers lose to foreign competitors.
That last one is very spicy: “the disintegration that accompanies global integration‘. That is a beautiful example of dialectic logic, the unity of opposites or contraries. He is telling the nature of globalism: a major contradiction in that it benefits a few but controls everybody’s way of life. It explains regular folks contradictory behaviors. It’s like a bad marriage: can’t live with him, can’t live without him.
The reader surely can see who gets the end of the stick in that quote. It is valid to say that globalism benefits only a few, or the opposite statement, few benefit from globalism. Our master cook agrees:
a project carried out by elites for elites with little consideration for the interests of ordinary people
With a recipe like that, it’s a matter of time when you will have to close the kitchen.
Elites can continue pursuing and defending integration, hoping to win sufficient popular support — but… this strategy may have run its course.
Globalism is kaput, it has caused all the havoc humanity can tolerate without violently revolting against it by sticking globalists’ heads in the proverbial pitchforks. The globalists have armaments against pitchforks, though. That’s the way they are going to protect themselves from the “angry voters”.
Trump is the evidence that “this strategy” has run its course. He is not the shining hero coming to rescue humanity, he is the opposite. He is like one of the horsemen of the apocalypse coming to deliver the last blow to humanity. But don’t say that to his local and worldwide followers.
We saw during the primaries and presidential election this man’s true character. He is amoral, his goal in life is to amass as much profit as he can, without any moral considerations. Well, you saw the picture, I don’t need to dwell on it.
The point is: Humanity can’t expect to improve its lot when by placing its hopes in immoral ‘leaders’.
I propose to you that this global crisis will continue for the next 20 years, at least; and it will get worse before it starts to subside. Citizens will continue acting and moving in opposite direction of their own self interests, as I have tried to show here.
Trump will drag our nation to the swamp; with him, there’s no other path but to the bottom. The owners of the media conglomerate, the Murdoch’s, the Jeff Bezos’, the Bloomberg’s, the Mortimer Zuckerman’s and the Carlos Slim’s (owns The New York Times) of the world will make sure you keep moving to the bottom and against your own interests. That’s what they did when they gave you ’emails scandal’ 24/7 so you would feel repulsed by Hillary Clinton and vote against her. That’s what happened, didn’t it?
These media’s corrupt souls decide what you read, how to read it, and how to react to what they feed you. In that way they will guide your actions like master puppeteer. More contradictions: Trump called them “lying media”, implying they publish propaganda; the people agreed with him, but continue to trust the dishonest media”.
The only way I see the USA regaining its place as that beacon of hope is if its citizens intelligently rise to confront both Trump and the globalist oligarchy. But I don’t have much hope for that. The American people is still in love with capitalism and with globalism. I have described how they act in opposition to what they say they want.
The media and the intellectually spent American Left have convinced the masses that the problem is not Trump or the globalists but the Clinton’s. They too own that virus.
To that effect, Sanders, some Democrats and the Leftists are trying to convince GOP republicans in the Electoral College to vote for another republican, Kasich! That’s the third sign we lost our prestige as leaders of the world.
With that display of intellectual dishonesty, the so-called leftists are telling us ‘don’t count on us to guide you or to give you the best thought out political analysis‘.
America has lost its place as example to humanity. Who will claim that torch in the near future?
[Grammar police, STAY OUT]
Fascism is the ideology of the discontent, at least according the description we get of its origins from books analyzing it. Hillary Clinton ran as a feminist, thus, the ‘threat’ of a feminist president ruling over our modern masculine fascists and the world had them very discontented. That threat was averted on November 8 in the only way feminism can be averted: With a concerted campaign of transparent misogyny. Feminism, not only Clinton, was defeated that date, we don’t know if she will recover from it.
But destroying feminism entailed destroying Hillary Clinton: They were tied together. So killing the threat of feminsim was done by character assassination of Clinton. Oh, it was her, not feminism, whom fascists and leftist pseudo Marxist hated. And I have the deeds to the Brooklyn Bridge, in case you need it.
The gun of misogyny is there, at the tip of your own tongue, an automatic weapon to be used any time you feel aggrieved or irked by any woman. It was successfully used this presidential election cycle, but it has been in use since humans began to form social groups. Don’t worry, I won’t go that far back. But I will discuss how fascism’s anti-feminism is a real danger for women in the Trumpist presidency, and how feminism was the issue at the top of this election cycle.
Since its inception, back in the late 1800s, with capitalism in its baby phase causing havoc on the old economic/social/political order, fascism has been the refuge of men who literally hate everyone who is not them and whom they can’t dominate and exploit. Fascism is actually a creature of capitalism, a reaction against it by the old dominant military and landed classes threatened by the new kid on the blog.
I have to assume that the reader knows that fascism is misogynistic in nature, I won’t go further in its history. Just as a reminder of how proud the first wave of fascists were of their misogyny and their intent to keep women in the kitchen, there was, in 1912-1920, a German League for the Prevention of Women’s Emancipation. Bannon and Trump call it now the GOP.
Capitalism not only brought the old order on its head, it also brought (not of its own choosing, OK?) the Age of the Masses. It makes sense that it did because capitalism thrives on exploiting people en mass.
The point is, capitalism and its era of imperialism came with its own disease: Oppression of humanity as a group; so humanity organized itself against it in terms of groups, identity groups, i.e.: Socialists, Communists, labor groups, ethnic groups, national minorities…name an identity, it had a group. And then there was that other group that represents half of humanity: women’s groups – Feminists and Feminism.
By the late 1800s and early 1900s, the European landowner class and its military subclass found itself in that soup of humanity organizing and fighting against early capitalism and its nascent imperialism. They were just another annoying group making life difficult for the new capitalist class. But it was from this group of humans that fascism came into existence.
Thus, among the many characteristics of old and new fascism you find: hatred of capitalists (today in the form of ‘hatred of globalism’), of socialists, communists, of ethnic groups, labor… and feminists. These groups, according to ol’ fascists, put their own impure interests above that of the nation and private property. Hello. Funny thing, capitalists, then as today, joined with fascists against the masses of the oppressed, with the same arguments today as yesterdays.
Capitalists then, as today, can’t tolerate humanity standing against them either, against their globalism, against the rape of the environment…they too can’t tolerate women organizing against patriarchy. So today they join fascists, and pretend to not be one of them. Not much have changed, people. The worse attack is the one you don’t see coming. You don’t see capitalists/globalists/Sillicon Valley software kings pointing their mysogynistic guns at you. You only see the GOP and Trump, right?
The Woman Card: Fascism and Misogyny in the New Millennium
Some people argue that fascism disappeared at the end of WW2, but no one can convincingly argue that misogyny disappeared with it.
Misogyny was and is an integral part of fascism, but it didn’t originate with it nor did it end with it; it is a problem pestering humanity since, well, let’s say since God decided to side with Adam over that incident in the garden. From Eve losing her case in front of God came the adage: S/he who is her own lawyer, has a fool for a client.
Anyway, misogyny is fine, thank you for not asking.
This presidential election cycle was defined by two important elements: Feminism an identity politics. The defining happened at the subconscious level, by innuendo; never discussed in the open. These are the same elements discussed above about fascism; they are there because the human condition has not changed much, advanced technologically, yes, but not humanistically speaking. We are still living under the capitalist ideology (its advanced phase), and women continue to be the oppressed half of the world population based on her sex.Who benefits from saying that we should not discuss identity politics, like racism? White supremacists do. Who from avoiding discussing the oppression of women (sex slavery, lack of health services…)? Men and the capitalists benefit from avoiding discussing it.
Enter Hillary Clinton.
Hillary Clinton openly stated in a Rachel Maddow town-hall interview that she was running as a feminist; and her words at that international feminist gathering in Beijing on 1995 are well-known. There can be no doubt that she brought the feminist perspective to the elections, even if she had tried to hide it (which she didn’t), for the following reasons. So feminism had to be defeated. Did you expect the media and anti-feminist men (right and left) to say openly they were against feminism? So, Did you??? Let’s see how they did it.
Firstly, the MSM gave the public one image of her back from that conference to sear it in their minds as the image of Hillary ‘the evil feminist’. It was the MSM’s view of Hillary’s feminism that the public absorbed, not hers.
Secondly, as I said before, misogyny is live and well. We see it in violence against women, economic disadvantage, sexual harassment at work…And these problems are mild in the USA; worldwide they are truly picante. In any case, our capitalist industrialists, war armament builders and sellers, financial, and Silicon Valley tech giants are mostly men, and men at the highest echelon of power are (like fascism) by nature misogynists. This may come across as a generalization, but it is one based on reality, and requires another post to discuss it.
Thirdly, feminism has never gotten the approval of politicians nor the public in general. Just as fascists accused its enemy of putting their own dirty interests above those of the nation and private property, feminist women continue to be attacked for the same crimes. Bernie Sanders and the zombie Leftists (my term) have blamed Hillary Clinton’s feminism for her loss to Trump. How dare she raise women’s issues ‘above’ the interests of the white blue-collar men of the Midwest. For the anti-feminists in the right and left wings, economic issues trump the struggle for political power, even though the oppression of women is a political/cultural issue. The oppression of women existed since men learned to use their thumb.
Misogyny has been the favorite weapon against Hillary Clinton since she was First Lady (FL). The media vilified her for not acting like a ‘typical’ FL, for having desires for power of her own. And as I showed with ample examples on this blog, the American Left attacked her as a woman, not only her policies. They portrayed her as a witch, a prostitute, a bitch, man-eater…there was no stereotype of a woman they didn’t use.
Both the zombie Leftists and the MSM denied during the campaigns that they were attacking her as a woman and for her feminism, but after she lost, they blamed her feminism for it, as discussed in this blog.
There’s nothing I can add to the description of Trump as a misogynist, you all know it, except that the zombie Leftists defended him from those attacks as “unfair” and “unnecessary”. In their sweet anachronistic Marxism, they stated that identity issues, feminism above all, are not important.
“In my opinion, it turns bolshevism on its head by using race or ethnic identity instead of class identity as the supreme, mobilizing force in national life.” Peter Lee Trump: We Wish the Problem Was Fascism at Counter Punch
Another interesting fact to note is that, while the MSM was attacking Trump as lewd (they never used against him the term misogynist proper), they denied they were using misogyny to attack Clinton. I guess that’s why they are known as “the dishonest media”. They ridiculed her for her tone of voice, for her laughter, how she looked…They portrayed her as more ‘evil’ than Trump because…she dared to want the presidency. Trump was presented as a buffoon, innocent and wanting ‘to stop globalism’.
No man who hates women want one in the White House, least of all if she is a feminist card carrier. It would be naive to believe that anti-feminism and misogyny were not at the top of these elections cycle. In the modern world, capitalism depends on the myth of democracy and freedom for everybody, it can’t admit it is soaked in misogyny.
But hatred of women is not an economic issue, it is also a cultural issue, an identity issue: Men who identify themselves as too macho to let women ‘control’ them, vs the women whose place in society is decided by them. It has been with us since before humans organized in economic and national groups. It is truly a battle of the sexes. As long as men have the political and economic power, they control the rest of the culture of a society. With the help of certain religions, the MSM, public/private education…the myth that there is no organized hatred of women continues to blind us, despite the daily reports of attacks on women by governments. In the US, ant-abortion is the most blatant form of misogyny, and it comes in covert and overt policies, like reducing access to it for poor women.
So when the MSM made Hillary Clinton so disgusting in the eyes of the public with their innuendos about her being a dishonest “woman”, it was with that in mind that the zombie Leftists and the politically green millennials voted against her. Feminism lost, fascism won. Sanders followers rather vote for a fascist white man than for a feminist, all under cover of her ‘political crimes’. It was not only the emails, it was the 20 years+ of misogynistic attacks on Hillary that succeeded in pushing away the support for her.
On November 8, cowardly and emotionally insecure men of all colors, ethnic background and wallet size (and women afraid of men’s violence against women who fight back) breathe a sigh of relief knowing that no feminist woman was going to be their boss and at the top of the world. They feel now secure and protected in the hands of that virile and bullying white billionaire. They see his acts of corruption the way he does: A sign of “intelligence” and masculine power; as they wish to be.
There is a sense of social angst coming from Trump seizing the presidency, a kind of social premonition that he will unleash fascism in its modern form here and worldwide.
Because misogyny is its most enduring quality, hidden under cultural stereotypes, expect women’s right to take a dive in the next four years, or 12.
Women, you can’t count on the zombie Leftist. They are with Trump.
I suggest you bring to your fold the many men who are emotionally mature as to not be afraid of you seeking the same social benefits they have.
Until then, nasty women, don’t give up.